This section of the book is from "The Complete Herbalist" by Dr. O. Phelps Brown. Also available from Amazon: The Complete Herbalist: The People Their Own Physicians By The Use Of Nature's Remedies.
Inflammation of the clitoris, both acute and chronic, may exist from want of cleanliness, or be produced by indiscretions. It is accompanied with burning, itching, and smarting sensations. Enlargement is the usual result of either acute or chronic inflammation, in which case there is extension of the labia, producing irritation, and labial leucorrhoea.
TREATMENT. -- When the parts are inflamed, sitz-baths, hot packs, and laxatives will usually relieve it. In case of hypertrophy, it may be painted once or twice a week with a weak tincture of iodine, and the compound syrup of stillingia given internally. When there is extensive enlargement, amputation should be resorted to.